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New Beer’s Eve

Raise a glass and cheers to New Beer's Eve - the perfect time to try out new brews and celebrate with friends!
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April 6
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Raise your glasses and get ready to celebrate New Beer's Eve on April 6! This fun holiday dates back to the end of Prohibition in 1933, when people eagerly awaited the return of legal beer sales. It's a day to honor the joy and camaraderie that comes with sharing a cold one with friends and loved ones. Whether you prefer a hoppy IPA or a refreshing pilsner, this day is all about enjoying the wide variety of beers available. So grab your favorite brew and cheers to the delicious and diverse world of beer!

History of New Beer’s Eve

New Beer’s Eve Dates

New Beer’s Eve Timeline

<div class='timeline-item'><div class='timeline-left'><div class='timeline-date-text'>1920</div></div><div class='timeline-center'></div><div class='timeline-right'><div class='timeline-text timeline-text-title'>Start of Prohibition</div><div class='timeline-text'>The 18th Amendment to the United States Constitution makes the production, sale, and transport of alcohol illegal.</div></div></div><div class='timeline-item'><div class='timeline-left'><div class='timeline-date-text'>1933</div></div><div class='timeline-center'></div><div class='timeline-right'><div class='timeline-text timeline-text-title'>End of Prohibition</div><div class='timeline-text'>The 21st Amendment repeals the 18th Amendment, ending Prohibition and allowing for the sale of beer and wine with an alcohol content of 3.2%.</div></div></div><div class='timeline-item'><div class='timeline-left'><div class='timeline-date-text'>1933</div></div><div class='timeline-center'></div><div class='timeline-right'><div class='timeline-text timeline-text-title'>First New Beer's Eve</div><div class='timeline-text'>On April 6th, people lined up at breweries and bars to purchase their first legal beer at midnight. This later became celebrated as New Beer's Eve.</div></div></div><div class='timeline-item'><div class='timeline-left'><div class='timeline-date-text'>1978</div></div><div class='timeline-center'></div><div class='timeline-right'><div class='timeline-text timeline-text-title'>"Homebrew" Legalized</div><div class='timeline-text'>Home brewing without federal taxation or penalties is legalized in the U.S., warranting a further celebration for beer enthusiasts during New Beer's Eve.</div></div></div><div class='timeline-item'><div class='timeline-left'><div class='timeline-date-text'>Present Day</div></div><div class='timeline-center'></div><div class='timeline-right'><div class='timeline-text timeline-text-title'>Continued Celebrations</div><div class='timeline-text'>People across the world continue to engage in New Beer's Eve activities and tastings, celebrating the freedom to enjoy beer.</div></div></div>

How to Celebrate New Beer’s Eve

<div id='' class='facts-item'><div id='' class='facts-header'><h3 id='' class='facts-number'>1</h3></div><div id='' class='facts-text-wrapper'><h3 id='' class='facts-title'>Host a beer tasting party</h3><p id='' class='facts-text'>Invite friends over and have everyone bring a different type of beer to share. You can also provide snacks and have a friendly competition to see who can guess the most types of beer correctly.</p></div></div><div id='' class='facts-item'><div id='' class='facts-header'><h3 id='' class='facts-number'>2</h3></div><div id='' class='facts-text-wrapper'><h3 id='' class='facts-title'>Visit a local brewery</h3><p id='' class='facts-text'>Celebrate New Beer’s Eve by taking a tour of a local brewery. You can learn about the brewing process and try some new and unique beers while supporting your local businesses.</p></div></div><div id='' class='facts-item'><div id='' class='facts-header'><h3 id='' class='facts-number'>3</h3></div><div id='' class='facts-text-wrapper'><h3 id='' class='facts-title'>Attend a beer festival</h3><p id='' class='facts-text'>Check to see if there are any beer festivals happening in your area on New Beer’s Eve. This is a great way to try a variety of beers and also support local breweries and vendors.</p></div></div><div id='' class='facts-item'><div id='' class='facts-header'><h3 id='' class='facts-number'>4</h3></div><div id='' class='facts-text-wrapper'><h3 id='' class='facts-title'>Create a DIY beer bar</h3><p id='' class='facts-text'>Set up a DIY beer bar at home with different types of beer, snacks, and decorations. This is a fun and interactive way to celebrate New Beer’s Eve with friends and family.</p></div></div><div id='' class='facts-item'><div id='' class='facts-header'><h3 id='' class='facts-number'>5</h3></div><div id='' class='facts-text-wrapper'><h3 id='' class='facts-title'>Try a new type of beer</h3><p id='' class='facts-text'>Challenge yourself to try a new type of beer on New Beer’s Eve. Whether it’s an IPA, stout, or sour, expand your palate and discover a new favorite.</p></div></div>

Why We Love New Beer’s Eve

<div id='' class='whywelove-item'><div id='' class='whywelove-letter-cont'><div class='whywelove-letter'>A</div></div><div id='why-we-love-main-cont'><h3 id='' class='whywelove-title'>It's a celebration of a beloved beverage</h3><p id='' class='whywelove-text'>On New Beer's Eve, we get to cheers to one of the world's oldest and most popular drinks. Whether you prefer a classic lager or something more unique like a sour or an IPA, there's no denying that beer brings people together and adds some fun to any occasion.</p></div></div><div id='' class='whywelove-item'><div id='' class='whywelove-letter-cont'><div class='whywelove-letter'>B</div></div><div id='why-we-love-main-cont'><h3 id='' class='whywelove-title'>It honors the end of Prohibition</h3><p id='' class='whywelove-text'>After over a decade of not being able to legally enjoy a cold brew, New Beer's Eve commemorates the day before Prohibition was repealed in 1933. This makes it an important historical event to celebrate and reflect on.</p></div></div><div id='' class='whywelove-item'><div id='' class='whywelove-letter-cont'><div class='whywelove-letter'>C</div></div><div id='why-we-love-main-cont'><h3 id='' class='whywelove-title'>It's an excuse to try something new</h3><p id='' class='whywelove-text'>With the vast array of breweries and styles out there, New Beer's Eve is the perfect opportunity to expand your taste buds and try a new type of beer. Who knows - you may discover a new favorite that you can enjoy for years to come!</p></div></div>

5 Unbelievable Facts for New Beer's Eve

<div class='facts-item'><div class='facts-number-wrapper'><p class='facts-number'>1</p></div><div class='facts-core-content'><h3 class='facts-title'>Beer is Amongst the Oldest Drinks Humans Have Produced</h3><p class='facts-content'>Dating back to at least the 5th millennium BC in Iran, beer is among the oldest and most consumed beverages worldwide next to water and tea. Ancient civilizations even considered it a dietary staple.</p></div></div><div class='facts-item'><div class='facts-number-wrapper'><p class='facts-number'>2</p></div><div class='facts-core-content'><h3 class='facts-title'>Beer Laws Vary Substantially Worldwide </h3><p class='facts-content'>New Beer's Eve gains extra significance when you learn that in some countries, beer's alcohol content determines its taxation rate. In other places, only breweries meeting specific conditions receive recognition from governing bodies.</p></div></div><div class='facts-item'><div class='facts-number-wrapper'><p class='facts-number'>3</p></div><div class='facts-core-content'><h3 class='facts-title'>Beer Types Count into Thousands</h3><p class='facts-content'>There are more than 100 beer styles with multiple variants in each category, making thousands of different beers available to consumers across the globe, giving everyone a chance to find a type they enjoy.</p></div></div><div class='facts-item'><div class='facts-number-wrapper'><p class='facts-number'>4</p></div><div class='facts-core-content'><h3 class='facts-title'>Beer Contains Essential Nutrients</h3><p class='facts-content'>Surprisingly, beer is rich in nutrients. It has trace amounts of potassium, calcium, phosphate, and even fiber! It also often contains antioxidants and is 93% water, helping drinkers stay hydrated.</p></div></div><div class='facts-item'><div class='facts-number-wrapper'><p class='facts-number'>5</p></div><div class='facts-core-content'><h3 class='facts-title'>Beer has been Used as Medicine</h3><p class='facts-content'>Historically, beer was believed to have medicinal properties and was sometimes used in remedies. Even today, moderate consumption is often associated with health benefits like reduced risk of heart diseases.</p></div></div>

New Beer’s Eve FAQs

When is New Beer’s Eve?

New Beer's Eve is celebrated on April 6 every year. In 2024, it falls on a Saturday.

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